• Monmouth County officials planned paper shredding activities so that residents could safely dispose of old documents and confidential files. All shredding activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: June 4, Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Route 539; and Oct. 8, Freehold Township, 1 Municipal Plaza. County residents can grind up to 100 pounds. Large binder clamps must be removed from the documents; staples and paper clips may remain. Information on paper shredding and recycling activities can be found in the recycling section of the county website www.visitmonmouth.com or by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 8967.

• Registration is open for the 2022 HEWYBL spring football season. Now HEWYBL has two leagues: a league for fellow students and a new league for girls. HEWYBL flag football is open to children aged 5 to 14 years. The deadline for registration is March 16. The season will run from early April to mid-June. All games will be held in East Windsor. HEWYBL football usually attracts players from Allentown, Cranberry, East Windsor, Hamilton, Heathstown, Millstone, Robinsville and West Windsor. Details of the season can be viewed at www.HEWYBL.com. To register, visit www.HEWYBL.com and select “Register” in the upper right corner. For more information write to hewyblflag@gmail.com

• Monmouth County National Seed Replacement Day at the Park System will be held Feb. 26 from 10:30 a.m. at Tatum Park Activity Center Red Hill, Red Hill Road, Middletown. This event invites local gardeners to exchange vegetable seeds, annuals, perennials and local seeds for something new. Details are available at www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or by calling 732-872-2670.

• Monmouth County The library offers six classes available at any time and without prior registration for virtual yoga, highlighting breathing, movement, stretching and other activities. Each program is offered at https: // ly / MonCoLibraryYoga. The program is offered by Stephen Russell of Becoming Sound. Those interested can choose their own path with movements from the six most popular series of library video classes. Yoga Breathing Sessions; Yoga Stretching; Yoga movement; Yoga Stretching with support; Yoga at home on the floor; and Yoga at home standing. Individuals should consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

• New Jersey Blood Service, the New York Blood Center unit is looking for volunteers to help donors at regional blood donations. No medical training required. Volunteers should be friendly to provide friendly customer service, be able to perform tasks as needed and should present evidence of vaccination against COVID before volunteering. There must be transport. All training is underway, including safety precautions for staff and blood donors. For more information, call or email Sharon Zates at 732-850-8906, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To apply online as a blood donation volunteer, go to https://www.nybc.org/support-us/ volunteer-nybc / volunteer-application /

• The village of Alentown The initiative (TAVI) invites area residents to join a special effort to patronize local businesses. Register at www.allentownvinj.org to receive weekly emails with information about Allentown’s shops and restaurants. The email will feature unique products, services and special offers offered by entrepreneurs across Allentown and Upper Freehold. Participation is not charged. To register and get more information, visit www.allentownvinj.org

• CentraState Medical The center has launched a new online grief support group led by licensed clinical social workers certified in mountain counseling to help survivors of the loss of a loved one. The group is open to adult community members who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Private groups provide a safe space without condemnation for participants to share their emotions and struggles. The band meets through Zoom on the first and third Thursday of each month at 3 p.m.

• Samaritan Center, a joint ministry of the Presbyterian Churches of St. Thomas More and Old Tennent, manages the food pantry to provide additional food to those in need in Manalapan, Marlboro, Angletown and Millstone. For information call 732-446-1142 and make an appointment. Donations of funds and food are gratefully accepted to support the work of the center. Volunteers are always welcome.

• Embroidery Guild America – Monmouth section is dedicated to learning and sharing the joys of handicrafts. The organization welcomes seamstresses of all levels. Evening seamstresses will meet through Zoom on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Daytime embroiderers will meet through Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 10am. Details: Tony, 732-462-5540, or visit the website: www.mcega. arg

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